As a take off on the original Competent Employees thread, how do you get employees to work for you 7 months outta the year and keep them year after year? My season only goes for 7 months with leaf cleanup. I don't do enough snow to hire someone, and even if I did, the winters are so crazy and unpredictable here that I couldn't afford to pay someone through the winter. How do you find employees willing to work 7/12 months, good employees that you can trust? Some of the guys I see on other crews look like they are one step outta the gutter, and that is scary. I wouldn't mind maybe starting to hire people, but I just don't know how to do it. Thanks.